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When you go to work in the workplace, you must first understand the rules of going to work. There are cultural differences in different countries in the world, so the rules and habits in the workplace are different, but some taboos that should not be touched are almost the same.

Take the rules of the American workplace as an example ,when you work in the U.S. workplace, Americans are pretty Free Style (just kidding, it’s actually very flexible).

For example, many companies in the United States have relatively flexible working hours. You can come early and leave early, also you can come late and leave late. Some people come to work at 6:30 in the morning and leave at 3:30 in the afternoon because they live too far away from home to avoid peak periods. (Of course, 10 am to 3 pm generally belongs to the core time period when employees should be in).

Because Americans pay more attention to get it done: the most important thing is to finish the job within the specified time and do it well. The specific points are not the key to the company. In addition, Americans also pay attention to work and life balance, work and life are equally important!

 Some employees will choose to work 10 hours a day, so that 40 hours of work can be completed in 4 days, and there is one day a week called Flex Day without going to work. Many parents with children especially like this.

 When you hear that most American companies allow employees to work from home, you may not believe your ears, but this is true. Work from home, work with family balance.

Because Americans value results: As long as you finish your work, it doesn’t matter whether you are at home or in the company. Working from home can save employees’ time on the road. In addition, high-tech equipment such as teleconferences, video conferences, and emails are very convenient, but it is more efficient. Similarly, many companies choose high performers when recruiting, so even if they are asked to work from home, they will not be lazy, because everyone wants to perform well and make achievements.

When you work for five or ten years In the United States, not only can you develop into Leader role, but there are also many people who are willing to continue to develop in IC (Individual contributor). For example, the most interesting thing is that some people even turned down their boss when they encountered a promotion opportunity! Because he wants to spend more time at home, and is unwilling to let work occupy too much time. The boss also feels normal, and will not feel upset.

If some people feel that the current work pressure is too great, they will look for job opportunities within the company and voluntarily downgrade their salary. These are unimaginable in China. Many researchers, scientists, technical workers, etc., do not want to bring teams, but they are constantly improving in their profession, and their ranks are actually the same as Management Role.

When leaving or being fired In the United States, there is no stipulation on how long to notify the company before resignation, unless specified in the contract. Because work is at-will.

You will often find that many colleagues around you propose to resign, usually within 1-2 weeks after the proposal is officially resigned. If it is a department that holds the company’s core secrets, or if you go to work for a competitor, you should resign in the morning and get out in the afternoon!

The scenes of being fired on the spot that everyone has seen on TV are also true.

When on vacation in the United States, vacations are more important than anything else. The boss will not call the employees, and the boss will do it in person if something is really urgent (although sometimes it gets messy and the employees have to come back to clean up the mess).

In the United States, a boss is an ordinary person. If the boss is late for a meeting, the staff will wait for him only for a few more minutes, then they rushed to discuss at the meeting in the absence of the boss. Speaking up is the basic quality of Americans.

When eating together, as long as the staffs have their own tablewares, regardless of whether the boss has a knife and fork or not, they eat separately (in the United States, they basically order their own and eat their own)

Most of the time, everyone pays for it! Whether it’s for celebrating a colleague’s birthday, an anniversary, or other occasions, most of them pay for their own sake~~

The boss especially likes to praise employees. He always says\”You are great!\” and \”Great Job!\” The exaggeration makes you feel great!

Americans are very active in meetings, speak endlessly, and have a great ability to speak well. That is, to speak up! Probably because of the training since childhood, everyone among the American people rushed to say at meetings, whether it made sense or not, whether it had unique opinions or not. The less you say, the less existing you feel, and the less you dare to say.

The result was that you were criticized by the boss during the annual evaluation. Speaking up, in fact, hopes that the views of the participants can be heard, and it is also one of the good ways to improve meeting output. Everyone has his own point of view, and there is no right or wrong point of view. Everyone can speak up during the meeting, so that new sparks can be collided without one person’s point of view dominating the entire meeting.

If you don’t speak at the meeting, then there is no added value.

Why do you still have a meeting? Just write an email to notify you, right?

As the saying goes, \”shopping malls are like battlefields.\” Although there is no gunpowder, the war has begun quietly. This is true in the workplace. From the first day you step into the workplace, the private contest has already begun. Some people have been in the work unit for many years, and they are still standing there, and there is no sign of promotion. However, some people have been appreciated by the boss in just one year after entering the company, and the journey is smooth. How can the same job be so different? I give you a piece of advice here that you should never touch the bottom lines of taboos in workplace.

Never Shirk Work

 If it’s not for money, who would do the work sincerely? On the other hand, since you get this salary, you should do your own job well in order to be able to afford it.

It is really not easy to make money. It is not easy for you to make money, and it is not easy for everyone to make money. Since it is not easy, why do you want to give your work to others? Others will feel embarrassed because of this, and the boss will also be suspicious of your character. Both ends are unthankful things, why do you want to do it?

Some people only care about their immediate interests and feel comfortable doing less, but do you think about whether you have missed a lot of learning opportunities, If this problem happens to you three times,and you get the bad habit of shirking your work , you are no longer to have the passion to do your job anymore, and your career is almost to come to an end.

Don’t Fool Others

The workplace is a collective spot. Your words and deeds will be seen by others. Everyone knows how you are. When you say bad things about other colleagues behind their back, do you think the others would never be aware of it? It’s just that colleagues don’t bother to care about you, but your nickname \”Gossip\” is bound to be known by the whole company. In this way, everyone will be wary of you; no one is a fool, you can only use your scheming and methods once; when you give a small report to your boss, do you think about other people’s difficulties? Blindly expose the shortcomings of others and embarrass others to gain the appreciation of the boss. The boss may let you be his monitor, but he will never put you in an important position because you are not loyal,how can a wise boss promote a person like you!

Don’t Be Impetuous

 Impetuousness and restlessness are taboos in the workplace, but people who have been in classes for several years often have this problem. The working environment remains the same, and the content of the work is the same. A lot of repetitive work does make people impetuous, and it will make oneself less enthusiastic about your work than before. In contrast to Japan’s \”craftsmanship spirit\”, one can stick to one’s own career for a lifetime, even if it is making sushi, one must do it to the extreme and become world-renowned. Then why can’t we? Work is not just trying to do it, but to push yourself to do your best and be the best. So when you are irritable, ask yourself whether you have reached your best state. If not, please keep working hard. When your best side is buried for the time being, don’t rush to show yourself. The best choice is to hide your power and bide your time. Otherwise, even if you are given a chance in the future, you will not be able to seize it. The workplace is a technical job. If you want to prove who you are, you have to remember these taboos and don’t commit them.

There are also various differences in the workplace under the same background. In the context of different Chinese and Western cultures, the differences in the workplace are even more obvious.

In the management philosophy of Western companies, \”give me results\” and \”I only look at the results\” are the first. Many professional managers are result-oriented, so when encountering problems, they are more inclined to think of ways to solve it, even if it is \”offside\”.

The result of excessively standardized requirements is the deterioration of the workplace environment. Employees have less and less subjective initiative and less and less thinking collisions. As a result, the recognition of corporate culture and brand is greatly reduced. The reason why the employees of western companies have high corporate brand awareness is that it is created by everyone together, and the cultural atmosphere of the workplace is good because everyone can indulge in it.

Many people who have visited Western companies have a common feeling, that is, \”open\” is especially obvious in technology companies. Yahoo used to allow employees to work remotely from home, and Google employees could take the office as their home. Western workplaces value people’s self-development and make employees happy, so work efficiency will naturally increase. Work efficiency in an open environment is much better than grid. The pinch is high in seconds, and an open team is definitely more cohesive than a tied team.

  Learn to Know and Cherish

1.Cherish the Work at Hand.

 We liken our work to responsibility, and responsibility can’t afford even a little bit neglection. To cherish work is to cherish the opportunity you have grasped, to cherish the trust of the organization, and to cherish the stage of life. 

2.Cherish Interpersonal Relationships.

 Being able to work in a unit is fate. Therefore, we must cherish the interpersonal relationship of the unit. A person can only be able to handle the relationship that has a working relationship with him.

3.Cherish What You Have.

You must cherish what you already have in your unit. Maybe after a long time, you will get bored. Learn to adjust yourself in time to make yourself feel constantly new in the face of boring work. What you already have is often lost before you feel the value; and once you lose it, you won’t come back. This often makes people regret for a lifetime.

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